Rivian’s Georgia Plant to Span 20 Million Square Feet, Shows Site Plans
Following a report last month detailing Rivian’s plans to construct a second, larger production facility east of Atlanta, Georgia, a new image has surfaced showing what the factory layout is expected to look like.
Rivian’s upcoming factory in Georgia is set to be five times larger than the company’s Normal manufacturing facility at around 20 million square feet, according to a post made on the Rivian Forums on Friday (via electrek).
The image of the proposed Rivian factory in Georgia also includes reference to a test track, an “adventure trail,” a delivery center, a logistics trailer lot, 144 spots for charging hardware and a number of other specialized areas.
Rivian Delivered its First R1S Electric SUVs Last Week–to the CEO and CFO https://t.co/Wnz2UmUCzk
— TeslaNorth.com (@RealTeslaNorth) December 20, 2021
Rivian’s R1T electric pickup truck earned Motortrend’s 2022 Truck of the Year, weeks later hitting 71,000 R1T pre-orders forcing some upcoming Rivian deliveries to be delayed to 2023.
In Q3 of 2021, Rivian posted a net loss of $1.2 billion USD, not long after announcing plans for the upcoming Georgia facility.
Still, scaling production of electric vehicles (EVs) is incredibly tough, as evidenced by Tesla’s many years of losses, breaking even, then finally becoming profitable in 2019 and 2020.
Investment firm Morgan Stanley has called Rivian “the one” to challenge Tesla’s dominance, and if it can get its new factory built and begin posting gains over the next several years, it just may have a shot at doing so.